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Mike Trout

Michael Nelson Trout is an American professional baseball center fielder who plays for the Major League Baseball (MLB) team called Los Angeles Angels. He is a six-time winner of the Silver Slugger Award and has also won the Most Valuable Player two times.

Here are five interesting facts about Mike Trout including his net worth, contract, personal life, wife and many more.

1. Mike Trout Net Worth is estimated to be more than $45 million.

Mike Trout Net Worth

Mike Trout Net Worth (in graph)

Trout is considered a player with the potential of achieving greatness. He has an estimated net worth of $45 million. As of 2019, he has a salary of $34 million per year. On March 20, 2019, Trout would sign a deal that would send shockwaves to many. With the Angels, he agreed to a $426 million contract for 12 years making it the richest contract that was ever signed in the history of North American sports.

Trout signed a 12 year, $430 million contract with LA Angeles, including a $20,000,000 signing bonus, $426,500,000 guaranteed, and an average salary of $35,541,667 per year. Trout will earn a base salary of $16,000,000 and a signing bonus of $20,000,000 while carrying a total salary of $17,666,667 in 2019.

Mike Trout Net Worth 2019 $45 million
Mike Trout Net Worth 2018 $30 million
Mike Trout Net Worth 2017 $22 million

 

2. He learned to play baseball from his father.

Trout was born on August 7, 1991, in Vineland, New Jersey. He grew up as a fan of the team called Philadelphia Phillies and would be a regular player of baseball. His father was Jeff Trout who also used to play baseball.

Under his father’s guidance, Trout too became involved as a baseball player and continued playing through his school Lakeside Middle School, and later on Millville Senior High School. In his early days, he was able to be a part of several tournaments including the Perfect Game WWBA Championships.

3. He has been very successful as a baseball player.

 

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His career started in 2009 with the Arizona Angels. In that starting season, he would be selected to play in the All-Star Futures Game. That season had shown early promise of what was to come with him winning the Topps Minor League Player of the Year at the 2010 J.G. Taylor Spink Award. He was the youngest ever to win this accolade. In the next two years, he would break one record after another where he would show the power and speed he possessed at such a young age eventually winning the American League Rookie of the Year in 2012.

By 2014, had signed a 6-year extension deal with the Angels worth $144.5 million in total. On April 17, 2015, Trout became the youngest player in MLB history to reach 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases. He has been very consistent in his performances with Sports Illustrated rating him as the number 1 player in baseball for the year 2018. Many have compared him to Ted Williams for the dynamic nature that he possesses at such a young age.

4. Mike Trout is married to Jessica Cox.

 

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Mike and Jessica Cox have known each other since they were teenagers. They grew up in the same town and went to Millville Senior High School together. Jessica earned her degree in education from Lebanon Valley College and currently works as a teacher.

The lovely couple dated for several years and on June 28, 2016, Trout proposed her to look up at the sky. There was a plane with written words “Will you marry me Jess?”. Finally, they tied the knot in December 2017.

5. He has earned several nicknames.

He has been given several nicknames among which “Prince Fish”, “Millville Miracle” and “King Fish 2.0” are very popularly known. Even when he was very young, he was already so much appreciated that in 2014, then President Barack Obama even used Trout as an analogy for the 2014 U.S. Farm Bill.

Obama’s quote reads: Now, despite its name, the farm bill is not just about helping farmers. Secretary Vilsack calls it a jobs bill, an innovation bill, an infrastructure bill, a research bill, a conservation bill. It’s like a Swiss Army Knife. It’s like Mike Trout, for those of you who know baseball. It’s somebody who’s got a lot of tools and multitasks. It’s creating more good jobs.”

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